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Random Passage [DVD]

This mini-series follows the fortunes, mostly misfortunes, of a group of Irish and English immigrants who come to Newfoundland in the early 19th century. Hoping for a better life, they find themselves instead in the remote, unpopulated, and hostile landscape of Cape Random, struggling to survive. The settlers face extremely harsh conditions and catastrophes that range from devastating storms to bear attacks, yet the small outport community staggers on. The story revolves around the capable Vincents, who run the cod fishing industry; enigmatic Thomas Hutchings, bookkeeper for the absentee owner of the fishing rights; the Andrews family, evicted from their home in England; and Mary Keane, orphaned Irish tenant girl, who shrinks from nothing in the fight for survival. Wrestling their existence from sparse soil and the capricious ocean, the strength and endurance of these early settlers--especially the women--is at the center of this narrative of what life must have been like in these remote places 200 years ago.

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Summary: This mini-series follows the fortunes, mostly misfortunes, of a group of Irish and English immigrants who come to Newfoundland in the early 19th century. Hoping for a better life, they find themselves instead in the remote, unpopulated, and hostile landscape of Cape Random, struggling to survive. The settlers face extremely harsh conditions and catastrophes that range from devastating storms to bear attacks, yet the small outport community staggers on. The story revolves around the capable Vincents, who run the cod fishing industry; enigmatic Thomas Hutchings, bookkeeper for the absentee owner of the fishing rights; the Andrews family, evicted from their home in England; and Mary Keane, orphaned Irish tenant girl, who shrinks from nothing in the fight for survival. Wrestling their existence from sparse soil and the capricious ocean, the strength and endurance of these early settlers--especially the women--is at the center of this narrative of what life must have been like in these remote places 200 years ago.
Title: Random passage [DVD] / BFS Entertainment and Multimedia Ltd. ; a Canada/Ireland co-production ; Cité-Amérique/Passage Films Canada in co-production with Subotica Entertainment/Full Works Ireland ; produced by Tristan Orpen Lynch, Leslie Kelly, Lorraine Richard, Barbara Doran, Jennice Ripley ; written by Des Walsh ; drected by John N. Smith.
Publisher Date: [Montreal, Quebec] : Cité-Amérique Inc. ; [Richmond Hill, Ontario] : Distributed by BFS Video, c2008.
Subject: Morgan, Bernice -- Television adaptations. Single women -- Drama. Women -- Conduct of life -- Drama. Women -- Social conditions -- Drama. Man-woman relationships -- Drama Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama Women -- Newfoundland and Labrador -- Drama. Country life -- Newfoundland and Labrador -- Drama. City and town life -- Newfoundland and Labrador -- Drama. Newfoundland and Labrador -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Drama. Newfoundland and Labrador -- Drama.
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Call Number: 791.45 Ran
Oclc: 228507834
Upc: 066805308574
Bib Id: 446695

Format: DVD
Summary: This mini-series follows the fortunes, mostly misfortunes, of a group of Irish and English immigrants who come to Newfoundland in the early 19th century. Hoping for a better life, they find themselves instead in the remote, unpopulated, and hostile landscape of Cape Random, struggling to survive. The settlers face extremely harsh conditions and catastrophes that range from devastating storms to bear attacks, yet the small outport community staggers on. The story revolves around the capable Vincents, who run the cod fishing industry; enigmatic Thomas Hutchings, bookkeeper for the absentee owner of the fishing rights; the Andrews family, evicted from their home in England; and Mary Keane, orphaned Irish tenant girl, who shrinks from nothing in the fight for survival. Wrestling their existence from sparse soil and the capricious ocean, the strength and endurance of these early settlers--especially the women--is at the center of this narrative of what life must have been like in these remote places 200 years ago.
Title: Random passage [DVD] / BFS Entertainment and Multimedia Ltd. ; a Canada/Ireland co-production ; Cité-Amérique/Passage Films Canada in co-production with Subotica Entertainment/Full Works Ireland ; produced by Tristan Orpen Lynch, Leslie Kelly, Lorraine Richard, Barbara Doran, Jennice Ripley ; written by Des Walsh ; drected by John N. Smith.
Publisher, Date: [Montreal, Quebec] : Cité-Amérique Inc. ; [Richmond Hill, Ontario] : Distributed by BFS Video, c2008.
Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Morgan, Bernice -- Television adaptations.
Subjects: Single women -- Drama.
Subjects: Women -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Subjects: Women -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Subjects: Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Subjects: Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama
Subjects: Women -- Newfoundland and Labrador -- Drama.
Subjects: Country life -- Newfoundland and Labrador -- Drama.
Subjects: City and town life -- Newfoundland and Labrador -- Drama.
Subjects: Newfoundland and Labrador -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Drama.
Subjects: Newfoundland and Labrador -- Drama.
Genre: Television programs -- Canada.
Genre: Television programs -- Ireland.
Genre: Melodrama.
Genre: Television adaptations
Genre: Television mini-series
Other Author: Lynch, Tristan Orpen.
Other Author: Kelly, Leslie,
Other Author: Richard, Lorraine
Other Author: Doran, Barbara.
Other Author: Ripley, Jennice.
Other Author: Walsh, Des.
Other Author: Smith, John N., 1943-
Other Author: Meaney, Colm, 1953-
Other Author: McMahon, Aoife
Other Author: Pollitt, Deborah.
Other Author: Payne, Daniel.
Other Author: Sapieha, Michael.
Other Author: Devine, Brenda.
Other Author: Lawrence, Ruth.
Other Author: Kelly, Darragh.
Other Author: Daly, Mike.
Other Author: Bernard, Mary-Lynn, 1956-
Other Author: Rex, Michelle.
Other Author: Dinn, Philip.
Other Author: Walsh, Mary, 1952-
Other Author: Jones, Andy, 1948-
Other Author: Morgan, Bernice. Random passage.
Other Author: Morgan, Bernice. Waiting for time.
Other Author: Cité-Amérique International
Other Author: Passage Films (Firm)
Other Author: Subotica Entertainment (Firm)
Other Author: Full Works (Firm)
Other Author: BFS Entertainment & Multimedia Ltd.
Other Author: BFS Video (Firm)
Notes: Based on the novels "Random Passage" and "Waiting for Time" by Bernice Morgan.
Notes: Originally produced as a television miniseries in 2001.
Notes: Director of photography, Pierre Letarte ; editor, Jean-Pierre Cereghetti ; original music, Stephen McKeon ; production designer, Normand Sarrazin ; costume designer, Michèle Hamel.
Notes: Colm Meaney (Thomas Hutchings), Aoife McMahon (Mary Keane), Deborah Pollitt (Lavinia Andrews), Daniel Payne (Ned Andrews), Michael Sapieha (Frank Norris), Brenda Devine (Jennie Andrews), Ruth Lawrence (Hazel Andrews), Darragh Kelly (Tim Toope), Mike Daly (Ben Andrews), Mary-Lynn Bernard (Sarah Vincent), Michelle Rex (Meg Andrews), Philip Dinn (Josh Vincent), Mary Walsh (Mrs. Armstrong), Andy Jones (Mr. Armstrong) [Principal players]; Jessica Paré (Annie Vincent), Kevin Lewis (Ezra Vincent), Geraldine Hollett (Patience Andrews), Andrew Vokey (Joe Vincent) [Part 2]; Céline Bonnier (Ida Norris), Sarah Power (Fanny), Ryan Black (Toma), Michael Clarke (Peter Vincent), [Part 3]; Pat Laffan (Bishop) [Part 4].
Notes: DVD.
Contents: Disc 1, Part one: Life in England -- Newfoundland -- New beginnings -- Dire straits -- Surviving -- Food -- Leaving -- Mary Bundle -- Burial -- Tally -- Thomas Hutchings -- End credits (2001) (87 min.); Part two: Dancing -- New interest -- News -- Accident -- Getting married -- School -- Garden -- Trust -- Ida's arrival -- Sickness -- Church -- End credits (2001) (87 min.).
Contents: Disc 2, Part three: Arrival -- Outsider -- Short trip -- Singing and dancing -- Secrets -- Longing -- Caught -- Angry -- Ned -- Father -- Wedding -- End credits (2001) (87 min.); Part four: Truth -- St. John's -- Settling -- Business -- Suicide -- Sadness -- Leaving -- Reunion -- Mary's talk -- Bad news -- Agreement -- End credits (2001) (87 min.).
Publisher Number: 30857-D
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Call Number: 791.45 Ran
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